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15 new COVID-19 cases reported for Juneau

October 5, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 15 new Juneau residents identified with COVID-19 for October 5. There are currently two people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The Juneau School District reports one new individual at Juneau Community Charter School who’s tested positive for COVID-19 and was infectious while in school. One class is quarantined as a result. COVID-19 cases related to schools are posted on juneauschools.org (click on the green “COVID-19 Cases” block).

Juneau Public Health reports these generalized case trends for the past week:

  • The range of ages in the current cases: 1 year old to 87 years old.
  • The only current cluster of cases is at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
  • Juneau continues to see a significant amount of household spread and as well as what appears to be community spread.

Statewide, DHSS reports 871 new people identified with COVID-19 – 835 are residents and 36 are nonresidents. The state also reports three recent deaths – a male Northwest Arctic resident in his 70s, a female Anchorage resident in her 40s, and a male Soldotna resident in his 70s – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 561. Alaska has had 113,857 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 4,941 nonresidents.